[PD] /etc/security/limits.conf WAS Re: Pd-0.39.2-extended-rc4 released on ubuntu

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Wed Jul 18 16:02:16 CEST 2007

On Jul 14, 2007, at 2:16 PM, Frank Barknecht wrote:

> Hallo,
> Hans-Christoph Steiner hat gesagt: // Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>> Can anyone make a wiki page about this on http://puredata.org/docs ?
>> It would be quite handy to have.
>> Also, I'd love to hear suggestions how to make this part of the Pd-
>> extended package.  I think it makes a lot of sense to have this a
>> debconf question.  I suppose setuid could be a debconf question as  
>> well.
> I *really* don't think, that every audio software on the planet should
> try to setup a user's system for a certain way of realtime operation.
> If at all, this should be done only by the package libpam-modules or
> maybe by some meta-package (e.g. "realtime-desktop") that the puredata
> package could recommend.

I am interested in the result rather than how it is implemented.  If  
that was a bad idea, are there any others?  I think it is important  
that the Pd packages work well after installing without having to  
tweak it, including having glitch-free audio after installing.  It  
works like this with many programs on Mac OS X, I think it should  
work the same on GNU/Linux.

> The rlimits approach will soon be common knowledge among all Linux
> audio users anyway.

Not everyone wants to learn about this stuff.  Some people just want  
to install Ubuntu Studio and make music.  It would like to support  
that impulse.  I think that is possible without restricting people  
from getting deeper.


> Adding a note to /usr/share/doc/puredata/README.Debian would be
> something to consider, of course.
> Ciao
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